Part of the Middlebury College Language Schools series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Carravetta reads and discusses the introduction to his upcoming book: "After all: critical theory and the geography of culture at the end of the Postmodern age." The book deals with three interconnected themes. The postmodern debate brought out the deficiencies of hyperrational models of analysis, including the dangers of globalization, but did not succeed in stemming the tide toward a less instrumental and market-oriented notion of culture. As a result, in the XXI century, cultural production and the exchange of values do not follow any humanistic logic and are creating a systematically conflictual reality based on profit, fear and near complete control and manipulation of facts. Therefore, a post-communist dystopia, or what he calls an Orwellian warp.